Saturday, 6 September 2014

A Sneak Peek Of SCKLM 2014 New Full Marathon Route

First of all, thank you Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) and everyone involved in giving me the opportunity to be a part of the media team to tour the SCKLM route. It was great fun! Not only we get to see and experience the route firsthand, we did it in the comfort of the double decker Hop On Hop Off Bus, which was escorted by outriders and Honda Gold Wing Bikers.

We were made to feel like VVIP during the tour! It was indeed a rare experience. 

Now all we have to do is to experience the route ourselves by running the whole 42.195km come Oct 12th, 2014! FUN! Hahaha
The pre-race and  media tour started on the arrival of runners who actually ran the course in the morning and we made a move after everyone had a chance to interview the runners.

We then headed to Dataran Merdeka where the Hop On Hop Off bus was waiting and proceeded with our tour.

The tour was guided and narrated by SCKLM's coach, Mr Mark Williams, who did a great job. We had an informative and entertaining ride.

Mr Mark Williams is confident that a course record will be set at this route. So, look forward to it!
A flat start, through KL City Centre with the view of major skylines including the Petronas Twin Towers.

First incline, turning into AKLEH (Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway) where the fun begins!
It's an undulating route with plenty of ups and downs along the highway (both AKLEH and DUKE - Duta - Ulu Klang Expressway).

You have time to put in more hill training NOW!
Almost home free! Just a km away now from Dataran Merdeka? ;-)

All in all, I like the route. Yes, it may be tough what with running on an undulating shadeless highway and expressway but runners get a scenic Kuala Lumpur view all along the run and on an elevated level too!

A plus is that the road will be totally closed off at certain stretches and at AKLEH and DUKE section. Ain't that fun?

I'm imagining selfie galore whenever we see Petronas Twin Tower in the background, which we get LOTS!

disclaimer : the route is giving some runners nightmares, truth be told. I'll just hobble and enjoy it anyway I can. Positive thinking works better! Hahaha


21 comments:

  1. You can DO IT, Lina!! Reanaclaire surely cannot! hahaha.... Anyway, hobble or jog, do enjoy yourself !! Have Fun!

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    1. no one would ever doubt Lina's ability to conquer this route!!

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    2. I'm not fast though :p

      Thanks for the vote of confidence :-)

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  2. firsthand experience on the route on a KL Hop On Hop Off Bus escorted by outriders and Honda Gold Wing Bikers!!

    fuyoh, surely feels like an Ambassador of the SCKLM right?? so famous and glamorous dei~~

    also a great route that the SCKLM has designed.. challenging but yet allow the runners to see the beauty of the city (if you could make it to the points)..

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    1. Yup, you got it right, SK.

      It's challenging but at the same time, unique. A great tour of KL City on foot next month. :)

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  3. Looks like a tough route to me, hehe :p
    But no problem for you la! ;)

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    1. Where got no problem. No training sure will have problem. :P

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  4. Wow! Wow! You really had a glam time being treated like a VVIP. You definitely look like one who walks on red carpets often. We are so proud to tumpang gembira!

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    1. Thank you so much Anay. I had fun perasan I am a VVIP last Saturday. LOL

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  5. Err...When I thought of 42km. ..I pengsan already. Maybe 10km la .... lol

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  6. uiks got preview pulak...nice.

    now heart started to beat hard as the time grows nearer

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    1. I know 1 km is kacang putih la...but but first timer.....takut jugak :p

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    2. It's a new route Meow so nice also to get a preview of the new route as no one has run it yet. :)

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    1. No problem.

      It's a fun trip for me, if you read the post. :)

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  8. Wowww... Cant wait to get roasted and enjoy the iconic KLCC view from the AKLEH n DUKE... Need to wear big hat for the expected sunny Sunday ๐Ÿ˜... Thanks for the preview Sis Lina

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    1. Takyah drama. Apalah sangat FM at SCKLM compare to you running ultra kan? :P

      Hehehe

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    2. Hahahaa... Eh nih bukan drama lah Sis Lina... Still love running FM, especially SCKLM... Last year panas ya amat... This year kena standby shades dan cap siap2... Harap2 KL x dilanda jerebu lagi bulan Oktober ini pliss2... :-D

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